Driver in hospital after crashing into lamppost in Ahuntsic

Montreal police investigate single-vehicle crash
WATCH ABOVE: Police are investigating after a 34-year-old man lost control of his car and slammed into a lamppost on the exit to the Lachapelle Bridge early Saturday morning. The driver was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A 34-year-old man is recovering in hospital after the vehicle he was driving veered off the road and slammed into a lamppost.

According to police, the single-vehicle crash happened at around 3 a.m. ET Saturday on Laurentian Boulevard, at the exit for the Lachapelle Bridge in Montreal’s Ahunstic-Cartierville borough.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said alcohol was not a factor in the crash but isĀ investigating witness reports indicating the driver may have been speeding.

“The first testimonies were saying that the man was driving at a high speed when he lost control of his car in a curve to finally hit a lamppost,” Couture said.

The driver involved in the collision was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Collision experts were at the scene for several hours gathering evidence but the Lachapelle Bridge remained open to traffic.

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